gallbladder

or gall blad·der

[ gawl-blad-er ]
/ ˈgɔlˌblæd ər /

noun Anatomy.

a pear-shaped, muscular sac attached to the undersurface of the right lobe of the liver, in which bile is stored and concentrated.

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Origin of gallbladder

First recorded in 1670–80; gall1 + bladder
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British Dictionary definitions for gallbladder

gall bladder

noun

a muscular pear-shaped sac, lying underneath the right lobe of the liver, that stores bile and ejects it into the duodenum through the common bile duct
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Medical definitions for gallbladder

gallbladder

n.

A small, pear-shaped muscular sac, located under the right lobe of the liver, in which bile secreted by the liver is stored until needed by the body for digestion.cholecyst cholecystis
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Scientific definitions for gallbladder

gallbladder
[ gôlblăd′ər ]

A small, pear-shaped muscular sac in most vertebrates in which bile is stored. The gallbladder is located beneath the liver and secretes bile into the duodenum of the small intestine.
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Cultural definitions for gallbladder

gallbladder

A small, muscular sac located under the liver. Bile is stored in the gallbladder until it is needed by the small intestine for digestion. (See digestive system.)

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